Graduation Rate Component

The Graduation Rate component looks at the percentage of students who are successfully finishing high school with a diploma in four or five years.


Description

Grad Rate Component Grade: Four-Year Graduation Rate 60%25 Five-Year Graduation Rate 40%25The Four-Year Graduation Rate includes only those students who earn diplomas within four years of entering ninth grade for the first time. The Five-Year Graduation Rate includes those students who graduate within five years of entering ninth grade for the first time.

Technical Fact

In 2010, Ohio transitioned to a new method of calculating the graduation rate. The federal government set this rate to allow for comparisons between Ohio and other states. The calculation for the Four-Year Graduation Rate divides the number of students who graduate high school in four years or less by the number of students who form the adjusted group for the graduating class. The calculation for the Five-Year Graduation Rate divides the number of students who graduate high school in five years or less by the number of students who form the adjusted group for the graduating class. The adjusted group includes all students who entered ninth grade for the first time four years earlier. A group is adjusted by adding any students who transfer into the group later during the ninth grade and the next three years and subtracting students who transferred out. A student can be in only one group.

A-F Rating

The ranges for the graduation rate measures are different and partially prescribed in law.
Four-Year Graduation Rate Five-Year Graduation Rate
Score Letter Grade Score Letter Grade
93% - 100% A 95% - 100% A
89% - 92.9% B 90% - 94.9% B
84% - 88.9% C 85% - 89.9% C
79% - 83.9% D 80% - 84.9% D
Less than 79% F Less than 80% F

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Last Modified: 9/10/2018 5:53:29 PM